Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I’m drowning….

…with a bag of rocks tied to my ankles.

Ewe! Awful visual don’t ya think? Sorry about that. Fine, so I am exaggerating. I just feel so busy, household chores and with things picking up at work I am finding it harder to squeeze in my workouts. Which does NOT make me happy. In fact it makes me cranky, grumpy, anxious, annoying and frustrated. But I am still getting them in, for the most part. On my birthday, Monday, I swam 1750 yds. On Tuesday I rested, which was much needed. And today I ran 4 miles (8:41 pace, last mile was 8:11 min/mile), and swam 2,500 yds. I CANNOT wait until the outdoor pools open! Tomorrow I am meeting J-Ninja for spin, can’t wait! I was planning to swim too but I think I will pass for a run workout, 7x400’s anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Speaking of speed work I am ready to come out of my comfort zone of 400 yd repeats. I know that I need to do more in order to improve. I want a PR at the OKC half May 1. Is that smart? Two weeks before my 70.3? I don’t know, what do you think? I have a pretty quick recovery time from running so I think it should be ok.

I also want a PR in June’s Seattle Rock n Roll half. Is that too much to ask? Am I being too demanding? Spoiled? Unreasonable. Running may just break up with me, I’m too high maintenance.

Thanks for all the responses about my birthday and my race recap!! I promise to get around to replying and catching up on all your blogs as soon as I can. Sometimes when it comes down to reading or working out…well you understand, I know you do! But it is so hard ...I. Just. Want. To. Read….

And because the blog title is I’m drowning and I know you all have been dying to see my pool:


This was the best I could do without looking like a creeper. The pool directly in front is a zero entry used for swim lessons and playing, I think. It gets 6 ft at the farthest point. In the far back is the lap pool. You can’t really see it very well but it’s there. And those big huge windows line the entire back wall and the wall to the left. It is very bright and sunny in there in the afternoons.

And for the Spanky picture…I don’t know. Are you all worthy? Of course you are…but AM I BRAVE ENOUGH??? I don’t know, It is scary…you’ll have to really convince me. Somehow. Bribes will work.

In the mean time, feast your eyes on this:


Mmmm, dog nostrils….I heart Lazy Dog.


  1. For water polo we did drills once where we held gallon jugs full of sand over our heads while our legs spun like mad so as not to drown in the deep end. That's what your opening reminded me of. Sick.

    Can't wait for you to come visit!!!

  2. I *heart* lazy dog too! Yeah um... I'm so glad I wasn't there when you were taking a picture at the pool.. Actually it looked empty, lucky you!

    You gotta rock the spankies!

  3. Oh honey, I still don't know a ton about running yet, but I DO know that running won't break up with you! lol!!
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  4. Running loves you! You know your body well enough, so as long as you are giving it what it asks for, i think you'll be rocking races all summer long!

  5. Geez... you're a speed demon in the pool! Awesome work!

  6. Congrats on the awesome race finish and happy birthday!! Sounds like you have big plans this year--your workouts are quiet the inspiration!

  7. I don't understand spankies - are they for getting spankings? A picture would help.

  8. That looks like a really nice pool!!!

  9. Glad the pool was empty, talk about lucking out!! I wish I could offer help up on the PR issue :(

  10. I like to race a HM 2 weeks before a full - I think you're good if you focus on recovery.

  11. Lazy is te best tulip hatcher around!! C'mon spankies!!

    I think you shoot for the stars at Seattle--I have no clue how a tough half would impact 70.3, tri-hards? Whaddauthink?

    I wish I could join you for 4 hundy's! Love them!!!

  12. I will pace you to a PR.. Nuff said. Hugs!

  13. I'd love to see a PR at the MARY OKC half and then a podium stand at the 70.3. Make it happen! :-p


You're pretty much awesome!!


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